Sherry + Chris I Elegant Downtown Detroit Wedding

I think anyone would be hard-pressed to find two more kind, loving and amazing people than Sherry and Chris!  Their elegant downtown Detroit wedding was an absolute dream to photograph!

Their day started with the couple getting ready (separately, of course) at the Detroit Marriott Hotel inside the Renaissance Center.  Sherry got dressed with the help of her mom, Chris’ mom, Chris’ grandmother and Sherry’s sister (also her maid of honor).  The room was filled with so much love and happiness.  Her details were beautiful and the dress looked so incredible on her.  We anticipated that Chris would think the same!  What made Sherry so beautiful though, was her smile and glow that radiated from her.  She was so excited to be marrying her best friend and love of her life and it showed in every fiber of her being that day.

Sherry and Chris wanted to spend as much of their wedding day together as possible, and so it worked out that we could do a first look.  Chris’ reaction when he saw Sherry was so sweet; we were right, he found her stunningly beautiful!  The tears in his eyes reflected all the love that he felt for her in that moment.

While first looks typically are a private moment between the couple, Sherry’s dad was quietly filming the moment on his video camera!  Sherry’s dad filmed throughout the day, capturing some great moments for the couple.  All day long, he had his video camera in one hand and a huge smile plastered on his face as he documented this special day for their families.  We loved how excited and proud he seemed to be of his beautiful daughter!

After the first look was all done, we made our way around downtown Detroit for bridal party and family photos.  The flowers were blooming around the Detroit Public Library and on Wayne State’s campus, seemingly just for them!  Leading up to their day, the weather had been really cold here in Michigan and the forecast was calling for rain.   Yet, Mother Nature was loving them, and it ended up being a beautiful Spring day for the pair!  We were so happy that we could incorporate the beautiful architecture of Detroit and also include the beautiful greenery so that they can remember when they look back at these photos one day, what a perfect Spring day it was for them.

Finally, it was time for the ceremony! Family from all over came to witness their marriage.  It was so beautifully done!  Sherry’s mom and Chris’ Godfather both had readings, and one of their best friends from college was their officiant.  We love when the couples choose to have people close to them included in their ceremony.  It makes the whole event such an intimate and inclusive day.

The day went by so fast and we had such an amazing time photographing Sherry and Chris’ beautiful wedding!  We hope you enjoy these pictures of one of the most beautiful and loving couples we’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing!

Bride getting ready in hotel room in robe looking at the camera by Detroit Wedding PhotographerBlack and white photo of bride putting her dress on with her mom and mother-in-law's help by Detroit wedding photographerBride sitting on couch in hotel room putting on shoes by Detroit wedding photographerClose-up detail of bride's dress at her shoulder by Detroit wedding photographerGroom in hotel room getting shoes on by Detroit wedding photographerBlack and white photo of groom putting on suit by Detroit Wedding Photographer

Groom in hotel room putting suit on by Detroit wedding photographer

Black and white photo of bride and groom touching foreheads and smiling underneath her veil by Detroit wedding photographerClose-up details of bride's dress and her holding flowers by Detroit wedding photographerClose-up of bride and groom smiling touching foreheads by Detroit wedding photographerformal portrait of groom looking at the camera and close-up of his flower by Detroit wedding photographerBlack and white photo of bride and groom holding hands walking across the lawn in front of Detroit Public LibraryFull-length photo of bride looking down at her dress and holding her bouquet by Detroit wedding photographerClose-up of bride and groom embracing and detail of the lace on bride's back by Detroit wedding photographerFull-length photo of bride and groom looking at each other in front of purple flowering tree by Detroit wedding photographerBlack and white photo of bride and dad entering ceremony by Detroit wedding photographerBlack and white photo of bride and groom at ceremony exchanging their vows and bride laughing by Detroit wedding photographerBlack and white photo of bride and sister hugging their grandmother by Detroit wedding photographerbride laughing with a friend during cocktail hour by Detroit wedding photographerBlack and white photo of bride and groom entering their reception by Detroit wedding photographerBlack and white photo of bride and groom by the Detroit riverwalk, looking at each other and smiling by Ann Arbor wedding photographerBlack and white photo of bride and groom dancing to their first dance at reception by Detroit wedding photographer

 

 

Getting Ready Location: The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Ceremony & Reception Location: The Waterview Loft at Port Detroit

Hair and Makeup:  Beauty Bar & Boutique

Dress Designer:  Maggie Sottero

DJ:  Pro DJ Services

Florist and Decor:  Emerald City Designs

Cake:  Sweet Heather Anne

 

 

 

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